Been a long time since I posted here. Probably because that after awhile,
the posts all seem to run together. Anyway, safe practices prevent
accidents. For instance, in my shop I have been guilty of not using the
push blocks when face planing a board on the jointer. Just the other day, I
was preparing an oak board and as is my practice, I laid the board face down
on the jointer to make one side flat. My gut feeling kicked in and I
grabbed the push blocks. Good thing for gut feelings, because as I was half
way through the board, the board came apart and my push block and my hand
went head first into 4 spinning blades on my 12" jointer. Of course, the
push block saved my hand. In fact, I don't think I have ever moved my hand
as fast as I did that day. The push block didn't fair so well.
Use your safety equipment!!
"Working towards perfection has to be a part of anything one does. You've
got to put yourself into it." ... Sam Maloof (chairmaker)